Vinicius Junior Steals The Show: Dubbed ‘Best In The World’ After Real Madrid’s Victory Over Liverpool
Carlo Ancelotti praised Vinicius Junior as one of the best players in the world following Real Madrid’s triumph over Liverpool in the Champions League. The Spanish club eliminated Liverpool from the competition, with Vinicius Junior providing the assist for Karim Benzema’s winning goal in the second leg.
Ancelotti also provided an update on the status of Benzema’s injury, although it is unclear what the update was or the severity of the injury.
Throughout the round of 16 ties against Liverpool, the Brazilian winger Vinicius Junior put in impressive performances that contributed to Real Madrid’s 6-2 aggregate victory. In the first leg at Anfield, he scored two goals, and in the return leg, he provided the match-winning assist to Karim Benzema in the 78th minute.
Following the 1-0 victory over Liverpool at Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti heaped praise on Vinicius, stating that the 22-year-old has reached the pinnacle of the game. Ancelotti singled out the Brazilian for his outstanding performances in both legs of the tie, highlighting his significant contribution to Real Madrid’s success.
Carlo Ancelotti spoke highly of Vinicius Junior’s performance in Real Madrid’s match against Liverpool, stating that he believes the Brazilian winger is currently the best player in the world. Although Vinicius didn’t manage to score, Ancelotti acknowledged his contribution to the game and praised his overall performance.
In the bigger picture, Karim Benzema returned to the starting lineup after missing the previous La Liga match against Espanyol. He and Vinicius caused problems for Liverpool’s defense throughout the game.
However, Benzema was seen limping after scoring due to a challenge from Virgil van Dijk. Ancelotti expressed hope that it is not a serious injury and that it was merely a knock. He stated, “It’s a blow, nothing more. I hope there will be no problems.”
Vinicius Junior has proven to be a vital player for Real Madrid in recent Champions League campaigns, having both scored and assisted 10 or more goals (13 goals and 10 assists) over the last three editions of the competition. The Brazilian forward is in the company of Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe, who has contributed 21 goals and 11 assists in the same period.
In terms of their upcoming fixtures, Real Madrid will turn their focus to a massive La Liga clash against Barcelona in the highly anticipated El Clasico on Sunday. Meanwhile, Liverpool will face Manchester City on April 1 after the international break, a fixture that could be pivotal in their quest for a top-four finish in the Premier League.